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Re: Cheap android tablet 80 ???
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2012, 08:51:51 PM »
Just ordered one, keep meaning to try out a cheapie android device, so lets see what this one is like.

Thinking about getting a Raspberry Pi to see what that can do. anyone had any experience ?

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I tried ordering a pi as soon as it was annouince they were available.

Apparently the first batch didn't get through QC and only now are the first to put their names down are getting them.

Getting regular updates from RS to this effect at the moment.

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Re: Cheap android tablet 80 ???
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2012, 10:00:32 PM »
You can still access it but I'm guessing when you load up an app to the market you stipulate what version / type it's compatible with.. the Eken T01 doesn't seem compatible with so many apps as yet but they are working on it and I'm expecting a new firmware release soon...

I'm still enjoying using it.. it's now an ebook reader at night :-) and a browser / email checker in the morning

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Re: Cheap android tablet 80 ???
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2012, 10:18:20 PM »
I'm still not sure about it yet.


Well I'm not really sure what I want to do with it yet.

I have downloaded amazon kindle and a few classic (read free) books so e-reader is one possibility.

Got a VNC compatible app and angry birds, but seeing as it's only wifi not sure about using for a browser as I always have the main PC in the office when at home and in the evening I have the laptp in front of the telly.

Guess I need some ideas.


Hmmmm, wonder if I could stream music/video from my NAS over the wifi.

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Re: Cheap android tablet 80 ???
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2012, 10:43:45 PM »
yep v.good for streaming.. I have a shed load of ebooks it you want.

Pulse is a very good reader, links to all rss feeds like engadget etc.. and pulls em all in.  I'm not a game player but it's good for reading emails etc. Great for taking on hols when your not allowed to take your laptop :-)


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Re: Cheap android tablet 80 ???
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2012, 03:35:07 PM »
Just found a pl2303 driver so will try injecting it into the kernel tonight :-) Fingers x'd I will have usb GPS working soon.


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Re: Cheap android tablet 80 ???
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2012, 05:34:50 PM »
yep v.good for streaming.. I have a shed load of ebooks it you want.

Pulse is a very good reader, links to all rss feeds like engadget etc.. and pulls em all in.  I'm not a game player but it's good for reading emails etc. Great for taking on hols when your not allowed to take your laptop :-)

I if has access to wifi on holiday I could VNC to my PC at home and do some coding. ;)

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Re: Cheap android tablet 80 ???
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2012, 05:46:10 PM »
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I if has access to wifi on holiday I could VNC to my PC at home and do some coding. ;)

makes a change lol... no really ,, make sure you bring the power adaptor,, steve's bringing his power block ,, and i have a big table for us to sit around if needed,,,
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Re: Cheap android tablet 80 ???
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2012, 04:28:08 PM »
was too tempting, just ordered one (for the missus, lol), hopefully be here tomorrow

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Re: Cheap android tablet 80 ???
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2012, 06:02:07 PM »
:-) I'm still playing with mine.. if you need any info just ask....

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Re: Cheap android tablet 80 ???
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2012, 07:21:11 PM »
cheers mate, you still liking it??

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Re: Cheap android tablet 80 ???
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2012, 07:27:59 PM »
yep, use mine next to the bed. check emails in the morning and catch up on the news. I keep meaning to carry on reading Steve Jobs auto.. but there isnt enough time in the day atm...

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Re: Cheap android tablet 80 ???
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2014, 03:30:24 PM »
I did some techinical tests on mine this morning.

namely two drop tests.

It failed.


So now looking for a new cheap Android tablet.

Any recommendations?

Seen a few around the 50 mark. are they worth it. what do they not have that the more expensives ones do?

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Re: Cheap android tablet 80 ???
« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2014, 03:28:10 AM »
<<=== goose
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Re: Cheap android tablet 80 ???
« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2014, 10:15:21 AM »
Froggie, the thread is two years old.

I just ressurrected it to get opinions on the current 'cheap' Android tablets.

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Re: Cheap android tablet 80 ???
« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2014, 10:49:49 AM »
doh!!!!!.... <forehead slap>

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